Have you ever asked yourself why do some horses gait? Horses are, indeed, the only known species of mammals that has such a wide variation in locomotion patterns. Our genetic studies will identify markers for genes associated with the characteristic gaits, creating a genetic diagnostic tool that will bring an innovative approach to genetic breeding selection.
EMS is a troubling condition that is difficult to treat and to diagnose. We hope to use genomic tools to better understand the disease, identify biological pathways in play, and learn better how to prevent EMS.